Friday, March 05, 2010

Atheism, Reincarnation, and Immortality:

The three go together. The following is an email I sent to a member of a listserv I am on. (An 80 something fervent atheist with a PhD in astronomy from Harvard):

If time is infinite on both ends, then we have infinite rolls of the dice of probability. That means, however infinitesimally small the probabilities that brought "you" into existence, with enough rolls of dice, "you" will come into existence again, and again and again forever. And if time is infinite in reverse, "now" isn't the only time "you" existed.

Accordingly, "you" have always existed and always will.


Michael Heath said...

Andrew Sullivan blogged about your post here:

However they embedded your Positive Liberty link rather than this blog post so his readers get an error message when attempting to link to your post.

Jonathan Rowe said...

Hi Mike,

Positive Liberty is back up!

Michael Heath said...

Glad to hear you guys are back up. However every blog post permalink I click is bringing back an error message.

Jonathan Rowe said...

I would suggest rebooting your computer and trying it again. Or from a different web browser. That is, if it failed on IE, try it from Firefox.